Inclusion and Diversity

Making connections is Juniper’s business and it’s also a central part of our culture. We’re building an innovative workplace that strives for excellence and authenticity, has inclusion at its core and enriches our organization with people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities and thinking styles.

We want Juniper to be a place where everyone feels welcome, feels valued and knows that their views are heard.

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Our commitment

Inclusion and diversity foster innovation, drives strength and is a competitive asset to our organization. We lead with vision and empathy, promoting understanding and awareness across our workforce. We constantly review our processes and practices, challenging ourselves to make bold changes and investments.

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Juniper by the numbers

The struggles with diversity in our industry have been well publicized, but we’re not shying away from our stats. To improve transparency in our inclusion and diversity efforts, in 2018 we began sharing our workforce data publicly. We continuously strive to bring about the change we want to see at Juniper, including gender and racial diversity, making Juniper look like all the markets we serve.

Rami Rahim, CEO, Juniper Networks
“We believe that an inclusive and diverse workforce infuses our thinking with different perspectives, bringing fresh ideas that are vital for innovation.”
Rami Rahim CEO, Juniper Networks

Programs for progress

We’ve established several successful initiatives to help our employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, respect and equity.

University Talent Program

The next generation of talented Juniper colleagues is already making its mark at universities around the world. This global program helps encourage and mentor talent and develop meaningful relationships with students, faculty and new graduates.

Since 2017, we’ve welcomed interns in China, Japan, India, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and across Europe. In 2020, we welcomed nearly 200 interns into Juniper offices in India and the U.S.—around 42% of whom were women.

I&D Ambassador Program

A team of dedicated ambassadors promotes and supports our I&D efforts by raising awareness about policies and activities, encouraging respect and inclusion and championing diversity across our global workplace.

Celebrating Our Differences

Our year is full of celebrations of the cultures and history that comprise the diversity of our Juniper family. Black History Month, International Women's Month Day, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, National Native American Heritage Month and International Day of Persons with Disabilities are just a few of these commemorations.

Women’s Sponsorship Program

One of the ways Juniper is working to improve our gender diversity, specifically in positions of leadership, is through our Women’s Sponsorship Program. Designed to enhance the development, visibility and growth opportunities for our next generation of female talent, this multi-faceted initiative includes building a strong network of peers, personalized executive coaching and exposure to senior leadership.

Cleo Parenting Programs

Juggling digital innovation with new parenting requires an out-of-the-box approach. The Cleo Bump to Baby program offers working parents support from the first trimester to their little one’s first birthday, while Cleo Kids is a support program for all parents of kids under 12.

Helping women navigate work and parenting is of paramount importance. We’re proud that 98% of women at Juniper return to their careers here after 16 weeks of paid maternity leave.

The power of partnerships

There’s strength in numbers when it comes to empowering lasting and substantive change. That’s why we partner with organizations around the world that are dedicated to making a difference. Here are just a few of the important relationships we’ve developed.

A commitment to change, a promise of progress

CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge

By becoming a signatory to the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance inclusion and diversity in the workplace, we’ve pledged to support our people, our communities and society as a whole.

The Hispanic Promise

We’re proud to have signed this first-of-its-kind national pledge to hire, promote, retain and celebrate Hispanics in the workplace, to create an inclusive, Hispanic-friendly environment.

Respected and recognized

Hitting the mark

The well-being of our employees is what matters most and industry recognition for our efforts helps us know that we’re on the right track.

We’re proud to have made the following lists in recent years: